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Former Senator, State Supreme Court Justice Dies

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) – Two-time state senator and South Dakota Supreme Court justice Frank Henderson has died. He was 84. According to the Osheim & Schmidt Funeral Home, Henderson died Friday at the Sheridan, Wyo., Veterans Affairs Medical Center. John Henderson, one the justice’s eight children with wife Norma, tells the Rapid City...
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Thune: Still Hoping For ‘Fiscal Cliff’ Aversion

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – U.S. Sen. John Thune says he’s frustrated that it’s taking lawmakers so long to inch toward a deal before the so-called “fiscal cliff” prompts a variety of tax hikes in the new year, but he’s still hopeful. The South Dakota senator on Sunday night told The Associated Press that...
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Cattle Prices Jump More Than 30 Percent

NORTHERN HILLS, S.D. (AP) – The drought that plagued much of the region this summer has caused a cattle shortage, which in turn has prompted prices to rise between 30 to 40 percent higher than this time last year. The summer’s lack of moisture made ranching difficult and contributed to a severe lack of...
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SD’s Oldest Car Dealership Wraps Up 105th Year

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The oldest car dealership in South Dakota is wrapping up its 105th year in business. Wegner Auto Co. in Pierre is owned by the same family as when it opened in 1907. Jim Wegner says the company has lasted so long because it’s diversified and expanded to meet the various...
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